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2012 -  Summer School on Cloud Computing Systems and Applications 2012 - Summer School on Cloud Computing Systems and Applications

The Cloud computing Summer School 2012 did address high level technology topics in the field of Cloud computing systems and application. In-depth knowledge is offered on topics like cloud applications, high-performance computing, Platform-as-a-Service, cloud federations, Instrastructure-as-a-Service.

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The one-week course will be held at Summer School Almere, organized by the Contrail European Project.


The Contrail summer school on Cloud Computing Systems and Applications is the successor of successful previous events held in September 2009 (Oxford, UK), July 2010 (Reisenburg, Germany) and June 2011 (Hyeres, France).

The school will include a mix of lectures and hands-on sessions in the domain of Cloud computing systems and applications. Lectures from leading researchers in the domain will discuss Cloud technologies which are already shaping the future of computing infrastructures. Hands-on sessions will give participants practical experience in this rapidly-changing field and prepare them to use the Cloud and participate in its future developments. Hands-on sessions will be based on the Contrail Cloud system.


The aims of the Contrail Summer School are:

  • To introduce participants to the Cloud computing paradigm, illustrated by examples of real, demanding Cloud applications;
  • To present IaaS and PaaS cloud systems;
  • To provide lectures and practical courses on system-level techniques to achieve scalability, elasticity, quality of service and security in Cloud systems;
  • To provide a forum for participants to discuss their research work and share experience with experienced researchers.

Target audience

The school is open to postgraduate students (MSc, PhD) and young researchers (from technical industries, research laboratories and academic environments) who have recently started (or are about to start) working on cloud research projects. Prospective students from computer science, computational science and application backgrounds are encouraged to join: the only pre-requisite is basic knowledge in distributed systems.


The Cloud Summer School will feature a variety of keynotes from highly respected international experts in the field, lectures about the internals of the Contrail Cloud. Practical sessions will be dedicated to applying fresh knowledge about the Contrail Cloud.
The detailed program is available as a separate page.
Doctoral symposium
One afternoon will be dedicated to the doctoral symposium, where school participants are encouraged to discuss their own research. We will deliver an award for the best presentation.
The school will take place in Almere, 20 minutes from Amsterdam.
Academic credits
The summer school cannot deliver ECTS credits directly. However, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided. Universities would typically convert this to 2.0 ECTS.
• General chair: Ad Emmen (Genias Benelux)
• Scientific chairs: Guillaume Pierre and Thilo Kielmann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)



Registration is closed.

Summer School Almere does not offer scholarships for this course.
Consortium partners of the Contrail Project are: CNR, Italy; Constellation Technologies, Great Britain; Genias Benelux, The Netherlands; HP Italy Innovation Center, Italy; Inria, France; Petals Link, France; STFC, Great Britain; Tiscali Italia, Italy; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Xlab, Slovenia; ZIB, Germany. 
Contrail is partially funded by the FP7 Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement FP7-ICT-257438.

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The  Cloud Computing Summer School was part of the Summer School Almere 2012 that took place in June en July 2012.

The Cloud computing  courses did place in week 30: 23-07-2012 - 27-07-2012.


Missed the 2012 Cloud computing Summerschool? You are welcome to our 2013 Cloud computing Summerschool.

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